Obituary for Shirley Neal

Ponca City Now - November 4, 2021 3:37 pm

Shirley Anne Neal

July 16, 1936 – November 2, 2021

Shirley Anne (Duroy) Neal passed from this life into eternal life with her Heavenly Father on November 1, 2021, at 7:20 AM.

She is survived by children Wesley Neal, Karissa Neal, and Melissa Neal, ten grandchildren, many great grandchildren, and sisters Marilyn Melton, and Elizabeth Emmons.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Allen and Aldene Duroy, husband Jim Neal, son James Wade Neal, a sister, three brothers, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Shirley Neal was born in Ponca City, OK on July 16, 1936. She graduated from Tonkawa High School, Calvary Bible College, and the University of Central Oklahoma, where she obtained a degree in Elementary Education.

She taught elementary at Tinker Elementary on Tinker Air Force Base, worked at Oklahoma Teachers Retirement Systems, Quality Inn, the Election Board, and served as a coach in various sports over the years. She was a volunteer for the Democratic Party and Union Elementary among a few.

The most important thing in her life was to serve her church at Pioneer Bible Church, where she attended faithfully. She often quoted Philippians 4:13, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”

Shirley’s funeral service will be officiated by Stuart Milligan at Providence Baptist Church, 1301 Bradley, Ponca City, OK on Saturday, November 6, at 2:00 PM. Viewing will take place at 1:00 PM at the church.

Arrangements are under the direction of Trout Funeral Home & Crematory, 505 W Grand Ave, Ponca City, OK 74601.

Source: Trout Funeral Home